Michael Speice M '15

Major: Physician Assistant Studies
Hometown:Lakewood, OH

Through interacting with individuals in the local community and instructors in the classroom, I have been pushed to sharpen my critical thinking, clinical decision-making, attention to detail and examination technique.

Physician Assistant Experiential Learning

Mount Union’s Physician Assistant Studies Program offers various educational opportunities for students outside of the classroom including:

  • Clinical Rotations allow students to put lessons learned in the classroom into practice, seeing firsthand cases only read about in textbooks, developing treatment plans and building professional relationships with patients.
  • The AAPA National Conference provides students with the necessary resources to take their careers to the next level. With over 270 hours of CME (continuing medical education) activities in 50 therapeutic activities, students’ skills are put to the challenge and enhanced through hands-on workshops and presentations.
  • The National Medical Challenge Bowl is a competition where teams of three PA students face-off by answering challenging medical questions on a variety of subjects including anatomy, emergency medicine, cardiology and physical diagnosis to name a few.

The Mount Union Challenge Bowl Team has won the competition three out of the past four years and Alysse Boyd of Cleveland, OH recently won second place in the PAEA/JAAPA Student Writing Competition.

Learn more about application into the Physician Assistant Studies Program.

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